The Umbrella Academy: Saving the world while hating your family

Itzel Viramontes, Reporter

The Umbrella Academy is a new Netflix original series based on the comic books created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. This adaptation of the comics is about a family that dislikes each other and has superpowers that surround the mystery death of their father and the end of the world.

The show is a rollercoaster from start to finish, in a good way. Titled We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals, the first episode starts with a bang. The viewer is introduced to the misfits by the narrator talking about how 43 women that weren’t pregnant around the world, gave birth on the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989. Seven of those kids were adopted by  billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, whose death is introduced at the beginning of the episode. When the last episode creeps up with an abrupt ending, it leaves one hungry for the second season. A show about a dysfunctional family also makes one relate to issues that one often goes through with family, making one feel closer to the events happening on screen. Even the soundtrack is amazing. Every action scene is accompanied by killer songs, leaving one wanting to jump into the action.

The showrunner Steve Blackman’s adaptation of The Umbrella Academy really gives justice to the comics. This is the type of show that is worth putting everything aside for in order to binge watch. Once the series starts, one won’t be able to exit Netflix.